WAMM Calendar-Oct 30-Dec 11
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:41 -0700 (PDT)
Don't forget the Bridge Vigil moves to a half hour earlier (4:30 p.m.) on
Wednesday, November 5th!   image©tbottolene


1. Bridge Vigil Time Change   11/5

2. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War   11/9

3. Give to the Max Day Open House   11/13

4. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages   11/21

5. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria   11/26


6. Steadfast Witness with Daoud Nassar   11/1

7. A New Chapter of U.S. War: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention

8. Protest to Defend Rasmea Odeh: Drop the Charges Now!   11/4

9. Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military &
Across America   11/7

10. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh   11/10

11. MAP Annual Peace Celebration   11/17


12. Grounded   10/31-11/23

13. #NotYourMascot Rally & March   11/2

14. U.S. Senate Candidates: Don’t Support Israeli War Crimes!   11/2

15. Forum on Palestine/Israel: Dauod Nassar Speaking   11/5

16. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress   11/7-11/9

17. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio   11/7

18. Engaging for Justice:
 Solidarity with the Palestinian People  11/8

19. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace   11/15

20. Palestine Culture Night!   11/16
21. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila   11/20


1. Bridge Vigil Time Change

Wednesday, November 5, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Lake Street/Marshall Avenue
Bridge, signs available at St. Paul side. The bridge vigil moves to an
earlier time as our hours of daylight get shorter. Sponsored by: WAMM End
War Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364.

2. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War

Sunday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. A
special presentation by Mnar Muhawesh, Editor In Chief, Mint Press News
about the corporate media acting in the interest of the elite, not as a
government watchdog, as it drives public opinion to support war. Sponsored
by: WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 or [1]Facebook.

3. Give to the Max Day Open House

Thursday, November 13, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm WAMM Office, 4200 Cedar Avenue
Suite 3, Minneapolis. Hang out in the WAMM office as we watch our progress
throughout the day. Donate to WAMM on [2]GiveMN.

Lifelong progressive activist and WAMM supporter Phil Willkie will
generously match donations made to WAMM up to $2,000 on Give to the Max Day
2014! He is donating in honor of Polly Mann, whose birthday is in November,
and to honor the many strong women in his life. In his own words:

As we honor Polly Mann and her 95th birthday and as I donate $2,000 to
match the gifts to WAMM from Polly’s other admirers, I’m also honoring and
remembering four women who were my mentors and role models. Though I met
Polly late – in 1987 – she clearly ranks with the strong women who
influenced me, the women I’ve held dear throughout the years:

·      Elizabeth Heffelfinger, my maternal grandmother, a founder of
Minnesota Planned Parenthood in 1930, when that work was controversial and
radical, she moved ahead.

·      Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm
Workers, taught me organizing. She said “public relations” were a waste of
time. She taught me to get something tangible – money, volunteers, perhaps
a used car.

·      Flo Kennedy, one of the eight founders of NOW, a black feminist
activist lawyer who called me “son” and fed me in her New York apartment
even while she campaigned against traditional motherhood. She knew how to
“kick a**.”

·      Alpha Smaby, a state legislator and co-chair of Minnesotans for Gene
McCarthy in 1968, whom I met when she was running for a seat as citizen
representative on the Northern States Power board. The powerful were afraid
of her. At times she could be harsh, but always endearing

Polly Mann continues to this day, frankly and fearlessly, carrying the
torch for justice and peace in the feisty spirit of these brave women.

Sponsored by: WAMM and GiveMN.org. FFI: Visit [3]Facebook

4. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages

Friday, November 21, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand

Avenue, St. Paul. Benefit WAMM by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in St.

Paul. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted
home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. As
one of the world’s

oldest and largest fair-trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has

more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans
receive a

fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive

items. 20% of the evening's sales will be donated to WAMM. Make an

evening of it and visit one of the many restaurants located nearby.
Sponsored by:

Ten Thousand Villages and WAMM. FFI: [4]Ten Thousand Villages.

5. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria

Wednesday, November 26, 4:30 p.m. Lake Street/ Marshall Avenue Bridge,
signs available on the St. Paul side of the bridge. On the evening before
the Thanksgiving holiday, join the Wednesday peace vigil to say NO to
war. A new chapter of US war in the Middle East, the bombing campaigns in
Iraq and Syria, has been opened. Additional troops and 'advisors' are being
sent. This new chapter of war and intervention could last for years to
come. Co-sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, the Twin Cities Peace
Campaign, and the MN Peace Action Coalition. FFI: Call 612-827-5364.

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6. Steadfast Witness with Daoud Nassar

Saturday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments) 10:00 a.m. (Presentation and
Discussion) Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South,
Minneapolis. Presentation by Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer,
whose family works its 100-acre farm and orchard just outside the town of
Bethlehem. It is on this farm that the family members strive to maintain a
haven of peace and brother/sisterhood through activities at the Tent of
Nations. The Tent of Nations is dynamic peace and local education center
established by the Nassar family in 2000. International visitors, including
many Israelis, join together to plant trees, harvest olives and fruit,
teach at the Women's Education Center, lead activities in Youth Summer
Camps, and come together in solidarity and shared goals in the pursuit of a
just peace through non-violent activities. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace
Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049

7. A New Chapter of U.S. War: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention

Monday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Hospitality Hall, St. Joan of Arc Church,
4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. Speakers Sami Rasouli and Coleen Rowley
will discuss the history of U.S. intervention in the Middle East;
conditions in Iraq after over two decades of U.S. war, sanctions and
occupation; what is ISIS?; what is the role of the U.S. Congress and the
media; will the U.S. put “boots on the ground”?; is endless war the new
normal?; and so much more! Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
(MPAC), Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC), and the WAMM End War Committee.
Co-sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc/WAMM
Peacemakers, Veterans for Peace chapter 27. FFI: Call 612-275-2720 or

8. Protest to Defend Rasmea Odeh: Drop the Charges Now!

Tuesday, November 4, 4:30 p.m. Minneapolis Federal Building, 4th Street and
4th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Rasmea Odeh is a 67-year-old Palestinian
American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969, and is
now being unjustly prosecuted by the U.S. government. Show your support for
Rasmea and find out about other ways to help, such as traveling to Detroit
to stand in solidarity with Rasmea and to challenge her unjust prosecution.
Sponsored by: Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression. FFI: Visit

9. Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military &
Across America

Friday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. May Day Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South,
Minneapolis. Author talk by Rory fanning who walked across the United
States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008-09, following two deployments
in Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. Cosponsored by May Day
Books & Veterans for Peace and Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. FFI: Visit
[8]the event page

10. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh

Monday, November 10, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. May Day Plaza, in front of Mayday
Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Stand with others in solidarity
with Rasmea Odeh who is on trial in Detroit on outrageous trumped up
immigration charges. Organized by the Coalition for Palestinian Rights
(CPR). FFI: Visit the [9]CPR facebook page

11. MAP Annual Peace Celebration

Monday, November 17, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West,
St. Paul. Guest Speaker
 Paul Chappell, Author of The Art of Waging Peace.
Kick-off announcement of MAP Peace Essay Contest,to occur in the Spring,
Kellogg-Briand Pact Banner presentation to the Landmark Center from
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. Sponsored by: Minnesota Alliance of
Peacemakers (MAP). FFI: [10]Visit MAP Online


12. Grounded

Friday, October 31 to November 23,  Playwright’s Center, 2301 East Franklin
Avenue, Minneapolis. George Brant’s drama, featuring Sha Cage. Sponsored
by: Frank Theatre. FFI: Visit [11]Frank Theatre online

13. #NotYourMascot Rally & March

Sunday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. (gather) Meet at American Indian OIC, 1845
East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. 9:00 a.m. (student contingent) Northrup
Auditorium, 84 Church Street Southeast, Minneapolis. 10:00 a.m. (rally)
Tribal Nations Plaza, TCF Stadium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
March and rally to speak out against the use of culturally offensive mascot
and name of the Washington Football team. Sponsored by: Idle No More
Twin-Cities, National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, and
Students for a Democratic Society at UMN Sponsored by: Idle No More
Twin-Cities and National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. FFI:
Visit [12]facebook

14. U.S. Senate Candidates: Don’t Support Israeli War Crimes!
Sunday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street,
St. Paul. The Anti-War Committee will have an informational picket outside
the U.S. Senate debate to send a strong message of opposition to U.S. aid
to Israel to whomever is elected the next US senator from Minnesota. Join
others to raise the issue of Palestine with the voters coming to the debate
and to pressure the candidates to stand with us instead of AIPAC! If you go
to the debate or if you are called/approached by one of the Senate
campaigns tell them you do not want our tax dollars spent supporting

Tell them Palestine is an issue you consider at election time and say you
don’t want more aid or political support to Israel and its oppression of
Palestinians. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by the
Coalition for Palestinian Rights.FFI: Visit [13]AntiwarCmt

15. Forum on Palestine/Israel: Dauod Nassar Speaking

Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. African Development Center, 1931
South 5th Street, Minneapolis. For many years the Nassar family has
struggled to maintain existence with farmland surrounded on three sides by
Israeli settlements. On May 19 of this year, Israeli military bulldozers
destroyed several hundred olive and fruit trees on their farm. Come and
hear an occupied family's courageous response to its occupiers. Sponsored
by: People of Faith Peacemakers. FFI: Visit [14]the event page

16. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress

Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9 Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155
Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center. Be inspired by some of the planet’s
best thought leaders, scientists, change agents, and musicians, and find
hope for the future. All are welcome. Sponsored by: Future First. FFI:
Visit  [15]Online

17. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio

Friday, November 7, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis. A
first-hand report of the human rights situation in Guatemala. Sponsored by:
The Guatemala Accompaniment Project, LAGOS, and Centro. FFI: Email [16]Kay
Yanisch or [17]Eduardo Jurado

18. Engaging for Justice:
Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Saturday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1401
Maple Street, Northfield. Keynote Speakers Daoud Nassar and Jeff Halper.
Workshop topics include: Nakba, International Law, Gaza, BDS, Church
Engagement, and Natural Resources. Sponsored by: Northfielders for Justice
in Palestine. FFI: [18]info [at] njpmn.org

19. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace

Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Unitarian Society of
Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis. Paul Chappell is a West
Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former Army Captain and Director of Peace
Leadership for the Nuclear age Peace Foundation. Author of "The Art of
Waging Peace," "Will War Ever End?", "The End of War" and "Peaceful
Revolution." Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: Contact
Larry Johnson [19]larryvfp [at] gmail.com or 612-747-3904.

20. Palestine Culture Night!

Sunday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis. A night of rich culture! Everyone (all ages)
invited, so please bring ALL of your family and friends and join us for a
night of Palestinian entertainment and cultural resistance. Listen to
Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist Remi Kanazi
perform, Sanabel Al Quds dabke team, several local talents, and more!
Middle eastern dinner provided with $5 entry fee. Kids 3 and under free.
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN). FFI: Visit
[20]the event page

21. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila

Thursday, November 20, 7:30 a.m. Nonviolent Peaceforce,425 Oak Grove
Street, Minneapolis. Mukesh will be talking about his work in South Sudan
as a senior advisor to Nonviolent Peaceforce and his book, “Against a Tide
of Evil.” Sponsored by: Nonviolent Peaceforce. FFI and to RSVP: Call

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